Connecticut Tourist Attractions

By | January 3, 2023

Special churches

Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford
The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford dates from 1962 and replaces the old cathedral, which was destroyed by fire in 1956. The cathedral was built of concrete in a modern style, which certainly incorporates Gothic style elements, and only the outer facade is covered with limestone. The tower of the cathedral, which is provided with 12 bells, has a height of approx. 85 m. Particularly worth seeing are the window paintings that were made in Paris.

Contact 140 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06105

First Baptist Church in Essex
The First Baptist Church of Essex in the city of Essex is a church from 1846. The specialty of the church is its architectural style. It was built in the style of the Egyptian Revival architecture. The church tower was destroyed by lightning in 1925, but was also repaired early.

Contact 10 Prospect Street
Essex, Connecticut 06426

First Presbyterian Church of Stamford
The First Presbyterian Church of Stamford in the city of Stamford in southwest Connecticut is a special church. The church’s nickname is Fish Church. She wears it because of its unusual shape, which is very reminiscent of a fish. The church was built in 1958.

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Contact 1101 Bedford Street
Stamford, Connecticut 06905

Zoos, parks and amusement parks

Beardsley Zoo in the City of Bridgeport
The Beardsley Zoo in the City of Bridgeport is the only zoo in the state of Connecticut. The zoo was founded in 1922 and today covers an area of ​​approx. 730,000 m². 305 animals from over 110 species live on this area. Highlights include tigers, lynxes, snow leopards, alligators and bisons. The zoo emerged from the circus of Phineas T. Barnum. The zoo is located in Beardsley Park in the city. This has been on the list of Historic Places since 1999.

Contact 1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610

Bushnell Park in Hartford
The Bushnell Park in the city of Hartford dates from 1868 and now covers an area of ​​approximately 200,000 m². The park is not only interesting as an inner city recreation area, but also offers numerous interesting architectural highlights such as the Horace Wells Monument, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch and the Corning Fountain. The Bushnell also borders the State Capitol. But the history of the park is also interesting because it is the first piece of land bought by the government for use as a park. Bushnell Park has been on the list of Historic Places since 1970.


Mystic Aquarium
The Mystic Aquarium was founded in 1973 and is located in the small town of Mystic and was one of the main attractions of the village. The Mystic Aquarium has one of the largest exhibitions on Beluga whales. The aquarium is also known for its Stellers sea lions. Visitors will also find exhibitions on sharks, rays and penguins. The attached Ocean Exploration Center offers information and maps on expeditions to the Black Sea and the wreck of the Titanic.

Contact 55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, Connecticut 06355

Marsh Botanical Garden in New Haven
The Marsh Botanical Garden is located on the Yale University campus in the city of New Haven and covers an area of ​​more than 32,000 m². The history of the botanical garden goes back to the year 1899. Its realization in the sense of a botanical garden goes back to the 1920s and 1930s. On the grounds of the garden there is also a greenhouse with over 2,000 orchids and the historic Marsh Hall building, which dates from 1878 and has been a National Historic Landmark since 1965.

Contact 227 Mansfield Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06511

Other natural beauties

East Rock Park in New Haven
The East Rock Park in New Haven is a city park that covers the 112 m high East Rock on an area of ​​1.73 km². The Soldiers and Sailors Monument and other historical buildings are located in the park. There are good views of Long Island Sound from the park.

Lake Waramaug State Park
Lake Waramaug State Park is located in western Connecticut on the northwestern shore of Lake Waramaug. The State Park, which covers an area of ​​approximately 0.38 km², is an excellent fishing area. The State Park was founded in 1920 and is a popular local recreation area for the region’s residents.

Lake Waramaug State Park